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Armenia Seeks To Eliminate Its Responsibility For Nagorno-Karabakh Dispute – OpEd

While the international community is fighting the COVID-19, from the afternoon of 12 July Armenian armed forces had flagrantly breached the ceasefire agreement and used artillery mounts to strike on Azerbaijan’s armed forces’ positions on the direction of the Tovuz district, along the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border.

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Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry summons Charge d'Affaires ai of Serbia

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 20


Charge d’Affaires a. i. of Serbia in Azerbaijan Danica Veinović was summoned to Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry, where she met with Deputy FM Khalaf Khalafov, the ministry told Trend on July 20.

During the meeting, the deputy FM said that according to reliable and confirmed information, a large amount of ammunition was sent to Armenia from Serbia, including mortars and ammunition of various calibers.

He noted that during the offensive operations in the Tovuz district direction of the Azerbaijani-Armenian border, the units of Armenian armed forces shelled the positions of Azerbaijani military servicemen who ensured the security of borders and civilians, mainly using artillery

Armenian FM on border clashes with Azerbaijan: ‘War would be a catastrophe for the region’

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Armenia’s Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan reacted to the recent flare-up in violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan. At least 16 people have been killed on the border in the worst violence in the area since 2016. Mnatsakanyan said Yerevan was committed to enforcing a ceasefire and monitoring mechanism to avoid further clashes and insisted that war was not a solution.

Armenia’s foreign minister accused Azerbaijan of provoking the latest flare-up with his country, but sai

War in the Time of COVID-19: Armenia attacks Azerbaijan. Again.

It has been almost 30 years, but the pain and suffering I endured at the hands of my captives and torturers is something I will never forget; something that I live with every day of my life. So it is particularly painful for me to watch the news every day and to see that my country Azerbaijan is once again being brutally assaulted by the same invaders that imprisoned me, tortured me, and left me so damaged that I have required multiple spinal surgeries to recover and live today as a mother, a voice for survivors and an advocate for justice.

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Russia Today, Sputnik head accuses Armenian gov't of being anti-Russian

Margarita Simonyan, head of the Russia Today TV channel, which many call the mouthpiece of Russian propaganda, accused the Armenian authorities of anti-Russian sentiment on July 18. She reminded them of the “Janissary knives” used against them by the Ottoman Empire, and demanded they show gratitude to Russia.

In Armenia, this post caused a heated discussion, and to a large extent, people reacted with outrage and indignation.

On her Telegram channel, she said that she was responding to numerous requests that she “determine her position” on the events happening on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

Pope appeals for peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Pope Francis said on Sunday he is praying for the families of victims of clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and hopes differences can be resolved peacefully, the Catholic News Agency reports.

“I am following with concern the recovery in recent days of armed tensions in the Caucasus region, between Armenia and Azerbaij

Turkish lawmakers condemn Armenian attacks on Azerbaijan

Four major parties in Turkey’s parliament on Thursday issued a joint declaration condemning Armenia’s recent cross-border attacks into Azerbaijan.

“As the Turkish Grand National Assembly, we strongly condemn the Armenian armed forces’ attack on the Tovuz region of Azerbaijan starting since July 12,” said the declaration.

“Armenia is on the wrong path […] the attacks, which are an example of known Armenian hostility, are the biggest obstacle in front of permanent peace in the south Caucasus,” it said.

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Armenia-Azerbaijan border clashes threaten broader war in Caucasus


Armenia-Azerbaijan border clashes threaten broader war in Caucasus

By Ulas Atesci
18 July 2020

Armed clashes involving tanks and artillery on the border between Tavush in north-eastern Armenia and the Tovuz district in Azerbaijan since last Sunday threaten to provoke all-out war. At least 12 soldiers, including a major general and a colonel, and one civilian from Azerbaijan are dead, as are four soldiers from Armenia. Many others are wounded.

After a dangerous China-India border clash last month, this is further confirmation that the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified geo-political conflicts all over the world. Both Armenia and Azerbaijan face a growing coronavirus outbreak and a serious economic and social crisis causing mounting anger amon

Armenia and Azerbaijan Clash Again

The on-again, off-again conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the border region of Nagorno-Karabakh became hot again on the weekend of July 11. Skirmishes are common in the contested region, which is known as Artsakh to the Armenian side, but this recent round of deadly attacks is the most serious escalation since the Four Day War in 2016 and is outside the typical point of contact. As usual, international calls for restraint and a diplomatic solution have been voiced, but internal politics between the two sides continue to amplify their serious disagreements. It seems as though the situation will continue to escalate, but the current circumstances are unlikely to spark a full-scale confrontation.

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Coordination Council of Azerbaijanis in France makes statement on Armenian provocation

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 17


Coordination Council of Azerbaijanis of France made a statement in protest against provocations made by Armenian armed forces on the state border with Azerbaijan in the direction of Tovuz district, Trend reports.

According to the statement, starting from noon on July 12, units of the armed forces of Armenia, grossly violating the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district along the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border, opened artillery fire at Azerbaijani positions.

“Azerbaijan’s armed response forced the Armenian army to retreat suffering losses. The strong will of our Supreme Commander-in-Chief, the professionalism of our officer